Chrysopolis - Birrificio Del Ducato

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Chrysopolis
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very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 70
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JAHMUR on 02-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 70
Reviews by corby112:
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3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, bright golden orange color with yellowish-mango hues. Completely still with just a few bubbles rising to the surface. No head or lace to speak of. Nice color but the lack of any foam/head/visible carbonation is disappointing.

Musty, earthy aroma with lactic funk and dry oak countered by light fruit esters and white wine character. Sweaty with cobwebs, damp earth, cheesy funk and a very subtle acetic acid presence. Strong barrel presence in the nose with prominent char and vinous fruit/white wine notes. The oak never becomes overpowering with the sweeter wine, grape and lighter fruit notes balancing things out. Nice balance of funky bugs, estery yeast, acetic acid and barrel. Smells sort of like a gueuze/wine barrel aged American wild ale hybrid.

Medium body that's fuller than expected with a decent amount of soft carbonation which is surprising given how still this beer pours. Tart and slightly puckering but not as sour/funky as the aroma suggests. Some must and lactic funk along with acetic vinegar sweetness that lingers over the oak and sweet vinous notes without becoming unpleasant or solvent-like. The barrel notes really stand out with a decent amount of charred oak and subtle toothpick flavor. Aggressive white wine presence with light grape and vinous fruit complimented by bready yeast and estery apple and pear sweetness. Not overly complex but this beer is light, well balanced and surprisingly drinkable. Again, it kind of reminds me of a blend of 2/3 part white wine BA American wild ale and 1/3 part Belgian gueuze. Enjoyable but I probably wouldn't buy it again because of the high price point. (1,644 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Have not had many in this style, but this is easily my favorite. Taste is lemon and sour mix. The flavors come together beautifully. Will get this again if I can find it. (173 characters)

Photo of Villa
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McMatt7
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LittleDog
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of regmcgee
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ddedhed
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miguellunarusso
4.92/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Inglewood
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really tart, funky, and delicious. Price point is absurd, but this is a real treat. (83 characters)

Photo of NateF90
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csustar001
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of KATCanada
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden color very translucent, almost opaque. Bo foam, no carbonation. Big sour nose of apple vinegar. Big sour hit and long finish. Taste reminds me of my favorite white wine vinegar - Agrodolce. Sour apples, vinegar touch of the white wine barrel. Okay. (262 characters)

Photo of IPAchris
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Chrysopolis from Birrificio Del Ducato
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.